• Collection : Stanley Smith Deed Collection
  • Finding aid link : http://www.sturgislibrary.org/pdf/stanley_smith_deed_collection.pdf
  • Unique ID : SSDeeds.1.3.1848.1
  • Property Town : Brewster/Orleans
  • Selling date : 1848-03-14
  • Buyer(s) name(s) : Freeman, Isaac; Freeman, Hezekiah; Freeman, Timothy; Freeman, Rachel Y. (or L.); Mayo, Widow Ruth; Rogers, Uriah; Rogers, Dorothy
  • Buyer(s) residence(s) : New Bedford, Wareham, Orleans
  • Seller(s) name(s) : Ryder, Widow Dorcas (estate of )
  • Seller(s) residence(s) : Orleans
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  • Price :
  • Justice of the Peace : Kenrick, John
  • Date recorded by Justice of the Peace : 1848-03-23
  • Witnesses : Spooner, Nathl (Nathaniel) S.
  • Other names mentioned : Higgins, James; Davis (registrar), Lothrop
  • Original date recorded by Registrar : 1850-02-08
  • Transaction keywords : joint tenants, tenants in common, parcels of woodland, stake, stones, fence, swamps, nook, pond, point, Bakers pond, island land, lot of wood, Freemans way, quit claim, wood lot, lot,
  • Book of Evidences of Land & folio (or page) : 47th, page 102
  • Archives folder : 3
  • Notes : deed is for division of inherited, shared land, rather than a sale; deed is for two pieces of property; Isaac and Hezekiah Freeman live in New Bedford and are described as "carpenters"; Timothy and Rachel Freeman live in Wareham and are described as "yeoman" and "seamsres" (seamstrees) respectively; Ruth Mayo lives in Orleans and is described as "Widow"; Uriah Rogers is described as "mariner," and he and his wife Dorothy live in Orleans; whole of Orleans property goes to the Freemans, plus one acre of Brewster property; no acreage or boundary given for Orleans property, but Freemans' Brewster property has a southern boundary of five rods, a western boundary of 37 rods, a northern boundary of five rods; Uriah and Dorothy Rogers get two acres of Brewster property; Rogers' property has a southern boundary of 10.5 rods, a western boundary of 35 rods, a northern boundary of 10.5 rods and an eastern boundary of 31 rods; Ruth Mayo gets two acres of Brewster property; Mayo's property adjoins property she already owns and has a north boundary of 12 rods, an eastern boundary of 49 rods, a southern boundary of five rods, a western boundary of 34 rods, then the property juts west nine rods and north again for 17 rods (i.e., not a straight-sided property); Dorcas Ryder was sister to Dorthy Rogers and Ruth Mayo and aunt to the Freemans; in the witness section, it appears to say "…Nathl S. Spooner to the three Freemans," but the writing is very difficult to decipher; deed is in two parts, with the upper part containing the body of the deed and the signatures of the Cape residents and the lower part containing the Freemans' and the witness's signatures, as well as the registrar's information, and attached with wax seals to the upper part; both parts of deed have signature of Justice of the Peace.
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